2023 ACL VIRTUAL Conference

We know that not all can come in person to our Annual ACL Conference (June 6-8) at Cedarville University with budget and time constraints, so we will continue to offer a virtual option for 2023, but at a different time than our in-person event.

What to expect:

  • Two days of 5-6 hours of live broadcast content in primary time zones (e.g. 11 AM EST – 5 PM EST and 8 AM PST – 2 PM PST)
  • Keynote – Dr. Scott Livingston (recorded during the in-person event, broadcasted at a specific time)
  • 2 ACL-PRO Plenary Workshops (recorded during the in-person event, broadcasted at a specific time – opportunity to earn CEUs)
  • Devotions (live – different from the in-person event)
  • Workshops and Live Q & A (presented by librarian colleagues – different workshops from the in-person presentations)
  • Focused networking sessions & virtual meet-up opportunities
  • Included with in-person conference registration
  • Members save $90 on registration

Registration is set to open March 1, 2023.

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2022 ACL Membership Expiration

The ACL membership runs with the calendar year. Be sure to renew your membership for 2023 to stay connected to this vibrant group of Christian librarians!

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2023 ACL Annual Conference

The ACL Annual Conference is our keystone librarian gathering of the year, where we seek to inform attendees about contemporary trends in librarianship, stimulate professional development, encourage face-to-face networking, and provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas. Our conference is one way that ACL seeks to bring members into community to encourage one another as Christ-followers in the shared librarianship profession.

What to expect at our in-person conference gathering at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio June 5-8, 2023:

  • 3 days of programming
    Besides registration and a welcome reception on Monday evening (6/5), the conference program will begin first thing Tuesday (6/6) and end late afternoon on Thursday (6/8).
  • Keynote Address – Dr. Scott Livingston 
  • 2 ACL-PRO Plenary Workshops (opportunity to earn CEUs)
  • Daily Devotions
  • Librarian Colleague Presented Workshops
  • Section Meetings
  • ACL Business Meeting
  • President’s Banquet Wednesday night (6/7) at Young’s Jersey Dairy Event Center
  • ACL Home Office Open House & Tour
  • Online participation (Jun 26-27) is included with in-person registration
  • Members save $90 on registration

Registration is set to open March 1, 2023.

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Reminder: 2022 ACL Individual Membership Expires

The ACL membership year runs from January-December of any given year. All 2022 ACL individual memberships expire 12/31/2022. Be sure to renew your membership soon to stay connected to this librarian community. <insert button/renewal link>

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Conference: 2023 Call for Workshop Proposals

We are excited to announce that the 2023 Call for Presentation Proposals is now open. This ACL Conference reflects the theme of service at the heart of our profession. As the ACL Home Office announced on November 1, the 2023 Conference will be held in-person and online at different times in the month of June. We are looking for presenters who want to share their knowledge in either of these conference settings.

Workshops should be well-researched and provide an engaging balance of theory and practice. As you are thinking about a workshop topic, please consider the following questions. Is your library doing something new and innovative? Have you developed new strategies for services? Do you have expertise that would benefit other librarians? For more information about topic ideas, presentation formats, and selection criteria, you’ll want to visit the Workshop Presentations page.  

In addition, we ask that you attend the event you present at. Timelines for presenters, whether in-person or online, are also included on the Workshop Presentations webpage. By submitting a proposal, you are indicating your understanding of expectations and wanting to move forward.

We ask that you submit your presentation proposal by December 9th, 2022.

If you have any questions, please email Ruth McGuire, ACL Presentations Coordinator. 

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